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The meaning of God in human experience : a philosophic study of religion


Published 1912
Topics Religion, God
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Religion as seen in its effects. How the nature of religion may be known ; The work of religion in history ; The traits of religion in persons -- Religious feeling and religious theory. The retirement of the intellect ; Religion's dilemma in respect to theory ; The destiny of feeling ; How ideas of ideas misrepresent them ; The alleged finitude of ideas ; The retreat into subjectivity ; The idea-world in its aim toward freedom from feeling ; Idea inorganic union with feeling ; The will as a maker of truth -- The need of God. The need of unity : monism as bearing on optimism ; The need of an absolute : reflections on its practical worth ; The need of a God -- How men know God. The original sources of the knowledge of God ; The knowledge of other minds than our own ; Such knowledge as we could desire ; That knowledge we have ; Our natural realism and realism absolute ; The God of nature and the knowledge of man ; The ontological argument for the existence of God ; Development of the knowledge of God -- Worship and the mystics. Thought and worship ; Preliminary doubts of the worth of worship ; The mystic's preparation : the negative path ; The psychology of mysticism ; The psychology of mysticism : the principle of alternation ; Prayer and its answer -- The fruits of religion. Peculiar knowledge and certainty : revelation and dogma ; The creativity of religion : theory of inspiration ; The prophetic consciousness ; the unifying of history -- Explanatory notes and essays. Note on the subconscious ; The relations between idea and value understood through biology ; The knowledge of independent reality ; Note on Leuba's theory of the nature of the mystic's love of God


Publisher New Haven : Yale University Press
Pages 636
Language English
Digitizing sponsor University of Connecticut Libraries
Book contributor University of Connecticut Libraries
Collection uconn_libraries; blc; americana

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